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UN: At Least 20,000 Children Trapped in Iraqi City of Fallujah

At least 20,000 children remain inside Fallujah, facing food and water shortages in addition to the extreme violence that has erupted as Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. military and Iran-allied Shiite militias, fight to retake the Iraqi city from the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), reveals a component of the United Nations.

Iraq, Amriyat al-Fallujah : Displaced Iraqi boys stand on May 29, 2016 in front of a tent at a newly-opened camp in the government-held town of Amriyat al-Fallujah 50 kilometres (30 miles) southwest of Baghdad, which was set up to shelter people fleeing violence around the city of Fallujah. The …

UNICEF Israel Head Condemns Use of Child Terrorists

Arutz Sheva reports: The head of the Israeli Fund for UNICEF (The UN Children’s Fund) has condemned the culture of incitement which encourages children to carry out terrorist attacks, as “child abuse.” Jonny Cline, Executive Director of UNICEF’s Israeli Fund, made

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Deliberate Starvation in Syria Labeled War Crime by U.N.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon declared the use of man-made famine in Syria to be a “war crime” on Thursday. He described “all sides, including the Syrian government” as “committing this and other atrocious acts prohibited under international humanitarian law.”

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Taliban Changes Tune on Polio, Joins WHO Vaccination Campaign

The Afghanistan-Pakistan region is considered to be the last frontier for efforts to eradicate naturally-occurring polio cases, and the Taliban, a terrorist group that operates in both countries, has joined the final fight against the crippling and potentially deadly infectious disease.

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Al-Shabaab Bombs Van Transporting UN Staff, Killing Four UNICEF Reps

Al-Shabaab, the Somali terror gang currently aligned with al-Qaeda but increasingly believed to be tied to the Islamic State, attacked a minivan full of United Nations staff with a bomb this weekend. According to the UK Guardian, there were nine fatalities, including four representatives from UNICEF, the fabled United Nation’s children’s fund.

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Boko Haram Displaces 1.6 Million Nigerians in Five Years

In the past five years, Boko Haram has forced over 1.6 million people to flee Nigeria — and, increasingly, border areas of Cameroon — due to numerous attacks intended to expand their “caliphate.” The Muslim group recently attacked Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State and the largest city in the northeast.

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